Hope In Him - Anchored In Him

"In whom ye also trusted, that after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise."
Ephesians 1: 13

In this world today, we hear of wars and rumors of wars.
In America, we have seen many soldiers go to war; leaving behind family and friends. The threat of another attack on our nation leaves many in fear as they think on the dangers surrounding them.

Even during times of war, pain, and great loss, many have focused on blame and accusations, instead of seeing the immediate needs at hand and working in unity to assure needs are met. It's not time to play "political blame games" when people are suffering, but to help solve the problems and show forth God's mercies and compassion.

Each day we hear news of persecution and loss of lives. The Bible has told us that "evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived". We see this even more as the day of the Lord approaches. We are admonished to "continue in the things we have learned, and in which we have assurance". If we walk by faith, we know everything will be alright in Christ.

The world attempts to bring peace and establish it by eliminating the external problems, which cause so much distress, anxiety, and anguish. Many do not realize that Jesus Christ is the only answer today. He has promised to provide internal peace to all who believe in Him. In spite of the external problems all around, by trusting in Christ; one can have true peace of mind.

The words we speak can either hurt, or can help heal hurts and touch hearts of others. There is power in words to help bring hope to a troubled world, if our words line up with God's Word and will. Then, we have assurance of God's help and blessings. Every promise shall be fulfilled just as written.

"I'm leaving you peace, I'm giving you my peace. I don't give the kind of peace which the world gives. So don't be troubled." These are the words and promise of Jesus in John 14:27. Our Lord told us in this world we would have trouble, but to "cheer up!" He has overcome the world, so we have nothing to fear with Christ in control of our lives. Even in the midst of these storms and trials of life, Jesus still speaks peace.

We have encouragement when facing difficult times. God speaks to us when we read His Word and by His Holy Spirit. Communication with our Savior keeps us in His love and favor. There is no problem too big for our Lord to solve, or no care too small that it goes unnoticed by Him.

Keep looking to Jesus and trust in Him with all your heart. If we acknowledge Him with all our heart and lean not to our own understanding, He will direct our path. Real hope is as close as the mention of the name of Jesus, and in His Holy Word. May our desire be to share hope with others in this troubled world.

As David the Psalmist, our prayer should also be for the "words of our mouth and meditation of our heart to be acceptable unto the Lord." If so, we know we can be a part of bringing hope to a troubled world. With right words, there will be right actions, when faith is put to the test. After we have done our best for the Lord, God will do the rest. We can depend upon God's Word, as we trust fully in our Blessed Savior.

Blessings In Christ,
Jo Ann Kelly

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Blessings In Christ, Jo Ann Kelly

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:5.

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